Xavi Pascual’s group didn’t handle to finish their drought within the most continental competitors, which already stretches to 5 years after a match wherein they didn’t rating at their degree and wherein they have been all the time in tow of a rival, arduous in protection and supported by the determine of Danish goalkeeper Niklas Landin.
The Blaugrana group dreamed of lifting their tenth title, nevertheless it was Filip Jicha’s who lifted their fourth trophy, returning the throne to the Bundesliga six years later in an version of the Champions League marked by the pandemic and that led to their ‘Last 4 ‘to an uncommon date.
Barça couldn’t impose its frenetic tempo with which it had submitted PSG in its semifinal nor was it in a position to push a Kiel who was taking a significant bodily beating from their robust match, with additional time included, to the restrict towards Veszprém. However the German group didn’t enable it, taking part in their tips properly in assault, nearly all the time with a seven towards six towards which the nine-time champion didn’t discover the simplest response, additionally weighed down by the poor efficiency of a few of their figures resembling Palmarsson, Cindric or Janc.
Alternatively, his rival all the time discovered offensive arguments to ship on the scoreboard, with Ekberg (8 objectives) and Sagosen (7) as leaders, and from there consolidate his robust 6-0 that tied an assault removed from his degree and to which lowered to 12 objectives within the second half.
These of Jicha have been the primary to interrupt an equal begin and marked by exclusions, two for a Sagosen who knew easy methods to endure with that stress. Landin started to make a distinction within the aim and was in a position to escape on the scoreboard (13-9), however Barça pressed and knew easy methods to reply to equalize at 15.
Nevertheless, the ultimate stretch of the primary half was dominated by Kiel, who signed a 4-1 run to go together with some consolation to mirror within the locker room (19-16). And there it was clear that he needed to improve his defensive energy to regulate Xavi Pascual’s males who may already get shut once more.
With Landin getting larger and larger in aim and the scoring move dropping significantly, the Bundesliga group managed their revenue very properly, which expanded to 5 objectives. The Danish goalkeeper stopped nearly all the things and solely an amazing Aleix Gómez (10 objectives) knew easy methods to keep away from him.
With a variety of effort and good defensive actions, FC Barcelona managed to maintain their choices and will have given them extra pleasure with 29-26. Aleix Gómez had a seven meters, however, curiously with out Landin within the aim, he despatched it to the crossbar and that was the start of the Blaugrana finish as a result of then Ekberg didn’t forgive his and it was the sentence.